A Bride’s Journal | Bex & Ryan | Part Two |
Our lovely Save the Date couple are back on the blog and we are so excited to share the next stage of Bex & Ryan’s wedding planning journey! So, From colour palettes and wedding themes to the hen party plans, keep reading to find out how this gorgeous duo are getting on…
Have you chosen a colour palette or wedding theme?
We seem to going for lots of pink and burgundy things (flowers, suits etc), but The Walled Garden is so beautiful in spring, we’re going to let the natural garden do its thing.
Where have you found your inspiration?
Instagram and Pinterest; there’s so much out there for every type of budget. Just save everything you like and then go through deciding what’s a must, what you could probably ask a crafty family member or friend to help out with, and what would be amazing if you find you have the cash for it nearer the time.
How did you ask your bridesmaids to be a part of your bride tribe?
I actually did this in stages as they live over the country! I sent 2 of them a gift box with gin, a face mask and slippers in. One I surprised on an unlimited Prosecco brunch (it was v. teary), and one I actually asked via WhatsApp… Which seems just awful but I PROMISE it wasn’t!
Are you asking friends and family to help DIY any of your wedding or are you delegating any tasks?
I like to be in control of everything so we’re not delegating that much. Having said that, Ryan’s sister will be making our wedding cake. She’s also basically a walking Pinterest board and so talented, so I’m sure closer to the time I’ll be asking her for help.
Do you know where you’ll be going / what you’ll be doing on your hen party?
As I said… I like to be in control. So I’ve actually booked my own hen do. I know my bridesmaids have lots of surprises along the way, but I needed to do the first step myself. We’ll be spending the weekend in House Martin Farm in South Yorkshire. I booked it through Celebration Cottages (celebrationcottages.co.uk) who are absolutely amazing as you book all of your activities through them, we’ve gone for a cocktail masterclass, where a mixologist comes to the farm house and shows everyone how to make three signature drinks. There’s also a hot tub and llamas on site, so I really couldn’t ask for anything more.
Are there any wedding traditions you’ll be sticking to / ignoring?
We’ll be having a first dance much to my despair as I’m an awful dancer and can’t think of anything worse than a room full of people watching you waddle around, but it’s important to Ryan so I’m going to do it for him, otherwise that would be totally scrapped. I won’t be throwing my bouquet either.. a lot of love and money will have gone into it, no one else is getting their hands on it! I’m also going to be giving a speech during the toast, I know more and more brides are doing this which I love.
How have you found the wedding planning journey so far?
Really enjoyable actually. There are moments when it can get quite overwhelming, when people ask lots of questions about the details of the day, or when you having to sort the table plan out and decide who gets invitation, but overall I’m so glad we’ve given ourselves 3 years (by the time we get married) to organise it. It’s been easier on cashflow this way, but we’ve also really been able to research into suppliers and form great relationships with them. I think sometimes there’s a pressure to start planning straight away, and don’t get me wrong looking at venues was the first thing I did, but it can be so hard to decide what you really want when there are so many options for every single thing out there.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next instalment…